Jason Stevens, REALTORÂ®, GRI, ABR
Graduate Realtor Institute
Accredited Buyers Representative
Real Estate Broker Associate
REOTrans Platinum Certified
Kevin Flynn Realty, Inc.
Cell - 941-662-0379
Home Office - 941-698-0973
Home Fax - 941-698-0973
Sarasota County Crime Mapping - http://www.crimemapping.com/map/fl/sarasotacounty
Charlotte County Crime Statistics - http://ccso.org/PublicInterest/crimestats.cfm
1) Police website
2) Zip code search
3) Media reports
4) Speak with merchants and residence of area
5) Upkeep of homes usually city has restrictions for property owners maintain residences if they don't fines are steep.
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According to "Sperling's Best Places" (see link below), Englewood has a crime rating of 2 on a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being low crime and 10 being high crime). You can probably find other statistics by Googling "Crime rate Englewood, FL".
Home maintenance is mainly influenced by the heat and sun in Florida. You will find that you may have to replace a roof every 10-15 years instead of every 20 years as you would up North. You don't have to worry about freezing down here so you won't have problem with frozen pipes and you also don't have to winterize your swimming pool or boat. Most home down here are built of concrete block which greatly reduces the chance of termite problems. You will find that during the winter months you will probably still be mowing the lawn every 3-4 weeks and weekly in the summertime especially if it's an active rainy season. There are paints specifically designed for the Florida sun and heat so that you won't be frequently be painting the exterior of your house.
If I can be of any further assistance to you, please feel free to write or call.
The best way to address the issue of crime and neighborhood safety is to defer questions to the local police or county sheriff's department. The have access to the most accurate and current information.
As far a home upkeep, more specific information would be necessary to support your interests. Generally speaking, Englewood is a very desirable location offering a nice quality of life to its residents and opportunities for home buyers to enjoy great savings at this time.
We would be happy to entertain an additional questions.
The Eckler Team
Michael Saunders & Company
The following link will give you a general feel for the Englewood and surrounding area. If you provide me with your mailing address, I will gladly mail you a Charlotte County Demographics booklet with crime stats and other helpful information.
Coldwell Banker Sunstar